Peter E. Powers is professor of Physics and Electro-optics at the University of Dayton where he has held the position of Mann Chair of Sciences since 2010. Previous to joining the faculty at the University of Dayton in 1997, he spent three years at Sandia National Laboratories developing infrared nonlinear frequency-converted sources for remote sensing and trace species detection. In 1995, he received a Ph.D. in Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University where he developed femtosecond optical parametric oscillators. Dr. Powers has published widely in nonlinear optics and has presented his results at numerous conferences. From 2004–2010, he chaired the SPIE “Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications” conference. He currently holds five patents related to nonlinear frequency-converted devices. He is author of Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics published in 2011 by CRC Press. Dr. Powers is a fellow of SPIE and a member of the Optical Society of America as well as the American Physical Society.